The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has released a report summarising its Novel Foods Review, which aims to ensure the safety and appropriate regulation of new and innovative food products.
The report highlights the necessity of a robust regulatory framework to assess the safety and consumer acceptance of novel foods. It recommends streamlining the authorisation process by adopting a flexible approach and establishing a centralised digital platform for applications. The report emphasises the importance of public engagement, education, and clear labelling to build trust and inform consumers about novel food products. The findings of the report will shape the future of novel food regulation, fostering innovation while upholding safety standards.